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. tonight night two of the democratic convention puts the famous clinton/obama drama to work for the democratic campaign. and the auto bailout. elizabeth warren, the nuns on the bus, planned parenthood, mitt romney's bain capital legacy, and not in a good way. an undocumented immigrant speaking for the first time in convention history. if last night was for the first lady and tomorrow is for the president, tonight is all about hardball politics. msnbc's primetime coverage of the democratic national convention night two begins right now. >>> thank you for joining us. i'm rachel maddow here at msnbc headquarters in new york. i'm with ed shultz and reverend al sharpton and chris hayes as well as steve schmidt. our fence lawrence o'donnell will be joining us shortly as well. and leading our coverage from charlotte, north carolina, from the site of the democratic convention this year is our friend and colleague chris matthews and a lot of his friends who he is there with. chris, you're a very popular man in charlotte tonight. i've got to you if tonight is essentially afterglow fro
typically southern white men usually go red, so what can president obama do to gain ground with these important voters >>> money, money, money. your job and your raise. find out where to score the most money. >>> and oh, what a night. gabby, mikhaila, opening last night's dodgers game. "cnn newsroom" begins right now. >>> good morning. i'm zoraida sambolin sitting in for carol costello. >>> just hours from now, the curtain will go up at the democratic national convention. president obama is looking for the bounce that seemed to elude republican nominee right mitt romney. tonight, democrats will kick off with a rising star in the party, san antonio mayor julian castro, who will deliver the keynote address just as obama did eight years ago. also speaking tonight, first lady michelle obama. her job, reach out to women voters of both parties. cnn's edlavendera has a closer look. but, first, dana bash, what are the main priorities that democrats will be pushing tonight? >> reporter: well, democratic officials say the main priority is to remind people that this just isn't just ab
and michelle obama. and bill the lesson that clint eastwood taught america if you are in a debate with an empty chair, you have got to win the debate. yeah, i guess that was the first debate of this election. [♪ theme music ♪] >> bill: hey, good morning, everybody, good to see you this morning, and welcome to the "full court press," on this wednesday september 5th, coming to you live on current tv all the way across this great land of ours again from charlotte, north carolina capitol of the democratic national convention, and day two of the democratic national convention. what a great night last night. julian castro, giving the keynote speech and michelle obama giving the most powerful speech of the night. we'll hear from elizabeth warren and vice president joe biden here tonight. what a difference between here and charlotte, and the lackluster event in tampa last week. we'll have randi weingarten. but first the current tv update from lisa ferguson. >> hi bill. good morning, everyone. the dny continues tonight with a knew round of speakers. elizabeth warre
. will they dig deeper? a lot of this campaign has been successful for president obama because he's able to keep it simple, stupid and stay on the surface and use buzz words like billionaires and millionaires and class warfare. i am onering if he will say the unemployment rate goes . are percent. >> steve: talking about the unemployment, he diverted. what the president was doing yesterday. he was attacking mr. mitt romney and mr. ryan on their plan to fix medicare. i thought this was interesting . if the same share of americans are in the office. the actul unemployment rate would be len and half percent. underemployment figure is the number of people who have begin up working or have taken a part-time job currently at 14.7 percent. and the participation rate of people in the work force is in the lowest level in 30iers. >> brian: that goes to your point gretchen. president obama has a great shot of winning, as bill clinton said. you don't need president obama or mitt romney speak. i have to change this and i think the other guy can do it >> steve: you have a neighbor that is impacted with that. >
. president obama is in florida looking to pick up the state's treasure trove of 29 electoral votes. any moment he is xooptd to take the stage. ed henry is traveling with the president. what is happening there? >> reporter: final steps of the campaign, two months to go. they are shadowing each other. yesterday it was governor romney going to iowa and new hampshire that the president went to to try to get a bounce of the national convention. today as the president in florida starting a bus tour. that is where governor romney had the republican national convention. this is key because of the electoral votes, but the real clear politics average how tight it is. it is basically 47.3% for the president. 46.7% for mitt romney. can't get much closer than that. the president is trying to sort of get those few undecided voters in his camp. there is a huge choice both on medicare and affects senior citizens but the economy. he was mocking mitt romney earlier for being obsessed. >> all he has to offer is the same prescription they've had for 30 years. tax cuts, tax cuts, got a few gut a few regulat
the battle for virginia? . obama preparing to speak in about 30 minutes in norfolk ahead of the democratic national convention. campaigned yesterday in toledo with union workers before to new orleans to survey damage from the hurricane. mitt romney staying out of the today and is in preparing for the upcoming presidential debate. he squares off with present r the first time on october 3. republican vice-presidential thenee paul ryan will take ohio.in 20 minutes in he spoke yesterday in north carolina challenging americans to ask themselves if they are now than four years ago. >> democrats are expected to try question at their national convention. the dnc gets down to business today in charlotte. that includes a speech from first lady michelle obama. has details. >> the first day of the democratic national convention spotlight first lady michelle obama. ill admit i'm a little oured, because i think president is awesome. >> and tonight on this stage the pressure is on. >> what does the first lady need to say tonight? that hereds to show husband understands the economy is rough for a lot of p
of virginia which president obama won in 2008 and where he holds a slim four-point lead over his republican rival. romney's visit to virginia comes on the heels of another disappointing jobs report which missed forecasts and showed a decline in the unemployment rate largely because more americans have stopped looking for work. it prompted the republican nominee to take aim at the president's record on job creation. >> with the unemployment level having stuck above 8% for 43 straight months, we remembered that the president promised that if we let him borrow almost $1 trillion, he'd never let it reach 8%. it's been above 8% ever since. this president has not fulfilled him promises. then he spoke at great length and had wonderful things to say at the democrat convention but didn't say what he would do to help people get jobs, come out of unemployment, or get people who are poor back to the middle class. he doesn't have a plan or ideas. we've got to make sure he doesn't have any more days in the white house after january. >> despite slow growth in the job market, president obama has widened hi
the phrase 100% over and over. the univision forum in florida. president obama is departing the nation's capital for the sunshine state where he'll speak at the same forum this afternoon. just when it seems like the week couldn't get worse for mitt romney, new battleground polling showing romney losing ground to the president. the president has widened his lead in three crucial swing states, ohio, virginia and florida. >> absolutely for mitt romney, if he's going to turn the corner, he's going to have to turn it quickly. >> there's no doubt this campaign is adrift and without mitt romney being more active, engaged an specific, this could spell a second term which i would not be upset about at all from president obama. >> from the 47% to the polls, what's team romney's rescue strategy? more mitt and then more mitt. the candidate who put fund-raising at the forefront this week will next week be back on the trail and next week with this three-day bus tour of ohio lined up. we'll bring in today's political power panel, joe watkins, a romney surrogate and former bush white house aid, karen
best friend three years later. they're reunited. his priceless reaction is next.  i'm barack obama, and i approve this message.  mitt romney's position on women's health...it's dangerous. vo:mitt romney and paul ryan would get rid of planned parenthood funding. and allow employers to deny coverage for cancer screenings and birth control. we can't afford to let him take away our choices... to take away basic health care. vo: both backed proposals to outlaw abortions...even in cases of rape and incest. i don't think that women's health issues have faced a crisis like this in decades. but it makes millions off west marylanders every year. now they're running dishonest ads. why? because voting for question seven is a vote to build a... world-class resort casino in maryland. creating thousands of jobs and... ...according to the official department of legislative... services, hundreds of millions for our schools. while saving taxpayer money by cutting casino subsidies. question seven. good jobs and better schools in maryland. not west virginia. . >>> he lost 40-pounds on his back and a
of ohio. president obama with a five piont lead. president clinton hinting an arm of al qaeda was behind the attacks. a wall street journal stories says companies are changing how health care will be a provided to their employees. they will give their workers a fixed amount of money and allow them to choose their own medical company. consumer spending saw the largest rise in 2011 suggesting customers are spending more at restaurants, clothing, and for health care. we will look at what the labor department found out. but we want to talk to you about your spending habits as they stand today. are you spending more, and if you are tell us why. if you want to reach out to us on social media, @cspanwj for twitter. you can always send us an e- mail. here is a story yesterday and "the wall street journal." the labor department said all areas rose last year. we will see a little bit more of the breakdown of what the labor department found out. as far as your spending habits are concerned, we are interested in getting a gauge on where you are at. give us a call and tell us why. again, on social me
to weather.com. >>> a critical day unfolding on the campaign trail. both president obama, mitt romney taking their messages to key battleground states after both sizes made their case at the conventions. the president started his day in st. petersburg, florida, where he thanked president clinton for his convention speech and threw in a little humor. >> after he spoke somebody send out a tweet -- you should appoint him secretary of explaining stuff. i like that. secretary of explaining stuff. although i have to admit it didn't really say stuff. i cleaned that up a little bit. >> oh, my goodness. that was a good one. nbc's kristen welker is traveling with the president in the st. petersburg area. you're in seminal. what are we hearing from the president today that we actually can say on the air? just kidding. >> reporter: quite a bit, alex. a lot of people got a laugh out of that, by the way. the president is kicking off a two-day bus tour here in seminole and he's really trying to continue any bounce he may have gotten from the democratic national convention. but as you know, that has been ma
and the economy followed by tim snyder a bloomberg news and his story on the result of present obama's pledged to start a green revolution. the u.s. ambassador to libya was killed along with embassy staffers. congress continues its brief work in washington. in chicago, the teachers' strike enters its third day with no agreement. we would like to hear from you this morning, whether you think teachers should be allowed to strike. we have special phone lines. if you are agitator, which include teachers and administrators, call. if you are a parent, call. and all other callers can read us.reach you can also find us online. send us a tweet. you can also find us on facebook. we are also on e-mail. let's take a look at the latest on the chicago teachers strike. this is the front page of the chicago tribune -- the national papers are also covering this story today. we're asking you this morning if you think educators should be allowed to strike? do you see their jobs as too valuable? the class room too important to be put at risk by strikes? or do you see it as an important way they can exercise their
and president obama. we want to get your thoughts on that this morning. who do you trust on foreign policy in campaign 2012. the numbers are on your screen. you can get in touch with us via social media -- host: we will take a look at an article by james kitfield in "the national journal." he will be our guest later in the airport. the election is a test of competing world views. this is from the august 27 edition. now, regarding governor running romney -- we will look at some points of conflict regarding different areas around the globe but let's go to the phones. our first call regarding campaign 2012 -- who do you trust on foreign policy? our first call comes from south carolina, good morning. caller: thanks for taking my call. i trust president obama. mitt romney wants to go to war again with by ren and we don't need another war. -- with iran and we don't need another war. obama has done everything he can as president. we had a national tragedy and he wants to politicize it. i don't trust mitt romney. he wants to go to war again. i love with the president is doing. people wanted freedo
anniversary of the 9-11 attacks president obama and romney are pulling putting tol picks aside and pulling negative ads today. >> good morning to you. today is the day free of political rank core and one focused on american unit. neither candidate are appearing at overtly political events. on their mind right now honoring the victims and those who served during 9-11. at 8:48 this morning the president and first lady will observe a moment of silence to mark the 11th anniversary of the 9-11 attack. the president plans to speak to americans about giving honor to members of the military and first responders. gop political candidate governor mitt romney issued a statement in observance of 9-11 stating america shalrie main ever vigilant against those who will do us harm. we extend our gratitude to the brave troops who have gone into battle and some never return so that we may live in peace. paul ryan of wisconsin haven't scheduled any public event. joe biden is expect to do tand a memorial service in shanksville pennsylvania where the jetliner crashed that one believed to be on the way to the ca
, barack obama! thank you! god bless you. god bless america! >> first lady michelle obama. savannah and i have relocated to the floor. savannah, that was personal, that was emotional, this crowd was silent. they love her. one of the political writers today said her job was to make the country fall in love with her husband all over again. >> telling this deeply personal story about how much she loves her husband she is trying to remind voters why they like her husband. in 2008, nicknamed her the closer. when she went to the stop, she would close the sale. here tonight she has a task as the opener. >> we have heard from the first lady here tonight. you will hear from savannah tomorrow morning on "today." and we hope you will join us tomorrow evening on "nbc nightly news." another day here at the democratic convention in charlotte. those of you in the east and midwest, your late local news begins now. we hope to see you back here tomorrow. for savannah guthrie, our team, i'm brian williams, nbc news. leading news station this is news 4 at 11:00. >>> an olympic figure skater thrown in jail on
. on the right, president obama delivering remarks at a campaign stop in kissimmee, florida. on the left, governor mitt romney addressing supporters in virginia beach before heading off to a second and final campaign stop in richmond, virginia. we are following both of those campaigns, of course. chief white house correspondent ed henry is traveling with the president in kissimmee. first, we begin with chief congressional correspondent, carl cameron in boston. virginia has a lot of military jobs. how did romney use that to appeal to old dominion voters today? >> very deliberate, as a matter of fact. he was down in virginia beach, an area where there is lots of military families, active and retired. a big, big part of the economy. also a big part of the economy in northern virginia. around washington, d.c what he was doing was two pronged approach. trying to appeal to pocketbook issues for people who do depend on those types of military-relatessed jobs, but also to american heart strings and make the argument that the american military deserves better support. and what mr. romney did was
speeches from governor mart ten in o'mal. this is the same honor president obama had at the convention in 2004. first lady michelle obama will also speak tonight. president obama is not in charlotte for the convention just yet. today he will be in virginia forthfinal stop on his road to charlotte tour. the president will speak this morning at norfolk state university. he was in charlottesville last week to campaign part of a tour of college towns in battleground states. the president will speak at the dnc thursday night. >> if you are willing to work with me. if you're willing to work even harder in this election. then i promise you, i promise you, i promise you change will come. >> republican national committee is launching the web ad to coincide with the start of the convention. the ad compares speeches president obama gave this year to speeches me made four years ago. republicans say it proves the president has broken his promise to a improve our economy. >>> you may not know it but the polls just opened for thousands of voters in northern virginia. there's a special election there
. >>> what this child wanted to ask prince harry. stay with us >>> right now, president obama is on his way to norfolk. the president will speak at norfolk state university this morning. his final stop on his road to charlotte tour. the president will speak at the dnc thursday night. the convention begins today, though. martin o'malley and first lady michelle obama will be two of the featured speakers tonight. tracie potts has a preview of the opening day of the dnc. >> reporter: last night president obama told hurricane victims -- >> nobody is a democrat or a republican and we're all just americans. >> reporter: but not in charlotte this week he'll accept the democratic nomination for president thursday. >> now, on thursday night i'm going to off aer you what i believe is a better path forward. >> reporter: tonight, we hear from michelle obama. she checked out the stage monday. >> she's going to talk about the president that she knows, the husband she married and, of course, the father to her children. >> reporter: maryland's governor and san antonio, texas, mayor also speak tonight. castr
are happening at the pentagon. >> several top brass are due to speak including president obama. we get latest now from our own melanie alnwick live at the pentagon this morning. >> reporter: good morning, tony. president obama and the first lady are scheduled to arrive here around 9:20 this morning to honor the friends, family and colleagues of so many people here in the d.c. area killed that day. this morning, a large flag was hung outside the pentagon, the section that was hit that morning, just as it was september 12, 2001, the day after the attack of 2001 when the flag was hung. not too long ago there was a moment of silence on t lawn at the white house to market first planes hitting the world trade center at 8:46 and 9:02. it was then we realized that america was under attack! here at the pentagon the memorial service begins at 9:0. president obama will take part in a wreath-laying ceremony. the army's chief of chaplains will give the invocation and a moment of silence at 9:37. as you mentioned remarks by the president as well as defense officials including the chairman of the joint chie
obama got a lift literally from a super enthusiastic supporter during the president's weekend. this was the bus tour in florida and he stopped by big apple pizza and pasta restaurant in fort pierce. you see right therech the owner so -- there. the owner so excited he lifted the president a foot off ground. >> i guess i got caught up in the moment. it's a brief moment when i knew he was coming. he opened up the door and he was like where's scott and when i saw him he came right at me and shook my hand and i was just so excited i just gave him a big hug and pkd him up. it was crazy. >> he says despite what people think he didn't discuss the hug with secret service and the president was genuinely surprised. the florida shop owner describes himself as a register republican who voted for obama back in 2008 and plans to do so again this november. >>> maybe you twist the edges apart and lick the frosting or dunk the cookie in a glass of milk. who knows. but everybody certainly has an oreo routine to enjoy the cookie. that routine is being twisted apart. kraft foods releasing look at
weekend on the campaign trail. president obama just returned from a stop in the swing state of florida on zipped. his republican challenger attended church with his family in massachusetts. -- of florida on sunday. new polls show the president got a bounce from the democratic convention and now leads romney by about five percentage points. >>> meanwhile, congress gets back to work this week following its summer recess. a vote is expected soon to temporarily extend current government spending levels. the extension would last for the next six months delaying talk of more cuts beyond the november election. >>> another big story we are following. he is a former navy seal who took part in the raid that led to the death of osama bin laden. and if the first time, he is talking about the book that has made him the source of much controversy. now, he wrote no easy day under the pen name marcoen and for security ropes, his appearance and voice were altered in last night's interview to cbs' 60 minutes. >> this operation was one ever of the most significant operations in u.s. history and it is som
is expected to be first lady michelle obama. president obama was out campaigning today. he was in norfolk, virginia, and he said he's going to go home tonight and he's going to watch michelle obama's speech with his daughters. he said he might tear up a little bit because that's what he always does when he sees her speak. earlier today tim kaine was out and about doing a little politicking in favor and in honor and in pursuit of his senate seat that he'd like to get from george allen. tom sherwood is here now with more on that story. tom? >> jim, everybody knows tim kaine is in a tough race. he knows it. he's trying to rally the troops. >> former governor and future united states senator, tim kaine! >> reporter: former virginia governor tim kaine welcomed by the party faithful in charlotte tuesday telling a boisterous crowd he and his republican senate opponent george allen had been tied in the polls for yearly a year. closer than the presidential race. >> isn't it great to be a battleground state? virginia really matters, folks. we really matter. we're going to see a lot of focus and a l
wrapped up in charlotte, north carolina last night with president obama's rousing speech. >> he of course accepted his renomination for president. nicole collins is live in charlotte with the latest. good morning. >> reporter: good morning. with two months until the election day, president obama used last night to try to win over undecided voters and also to try and revive the excitement that powered his first presidential run. president obama making his case to voters that america is on the road to economic recovery, but he needs more time to make it happen. >> it will take more than a few years for us to solve challenges that have built up over decades. >> reporter: the president, full of zingers, slammed mitt romney's policies. >> feel a cold coming on? take two tax cuts, roll back regulations and call us in the morning. >> reporter: vice president justice department also renominated thursday. >> one more thing, our republican opponents are just dead wrong about, america is not in decline. america is not in decline. >> reporter: the president speaking in the rhetoric the country is now
, as dictated by president obama down pennsylvania avenue, if they want to work a budget together and we can work these things out together, we can come back in a heartbeat. we'll be ready to go. but we saw with that supercommittee, just as i predicted in july of last year, they didn't want an agreement. apparently my friend talking in the last hour didn't know but pat toomey's made a proposal that would have caused more tax that is had to be paid by the wealthiest in the nation. that are already the top 18%, pay 39% of the taxes. well, if they get 39% of the income, they should. but they only get 13% income. but they wanted to pay more. here is a proposal in good faith by republicans we'll raise revenue, and it was reported here locally that, gee, some of the democrats said this may do the trick. we may get to an agreement now. this is great. thanks for doing this. we can reach an agreement. then they go away and must have talked to harry reid and president obama and you can see the game plan. you got to go back and tell them we are not going to reach an agreement because our best help for
will be in our area. he'll hold a rally in fairfax. today president obama will be in nevada a day after mitt romney was there. the president will hold a rally in las vegas this evening. nevada is shaping up to be one of the most hotly contested states this election year. a poll shows romney and obama essentially tied in the silver state. romney spoke at the national guard convention in reno yesterday. >>> major credit agency moody's is warning it may downgrade the u.s. credit rating if the government fails to avoid the fiscal cliff at the epd of the year. that's the expiration of the bush tax cuts plus tax increases and spending cuts that will automatically take place as part of a deal to raise the debt ceiling. lower ratings means the government may have to pay higher interest rates on some of its $16 trillion debt. >>> on wall street investors are hoping for another day like yesterday. the dow closed at a five-year high. it ended the day at 13,323. that's its highest closing level since december of 2007. expectations on europe's financial crisis at a federal reserve meeting gave stocks a b
first time and the family members will be the only ones to speak. president obama and the first will be here this morning. bills of more don't will be tolled in shanksville, pennsylvania. there will be moments of silence cities.al expected to be a somber moment that will be happening at events throughout the day. that will be something to follow. reporting live, brianne carter. >> the service and the pentagon several memorials planned for today. offered at the national cathedral at 8:45. members of congress will assemble care packages for soldiers at 10:00 a.m. at 11:30, a national day of will be held on freedom plaza in northwest. on the anniversary of 9/11, we honor some four-legged heroes. the bureau of alcohol, tobacco, itsour arms graduating of explosives detection dogs and their handlers. the teams server around the country in public venues, keeping us say it's. e you inside the training as they head out to the field. the story tonight at 5:00. investigators try to sort out an overnight incident in northwest blockmidnight in the 1200 of pennsylvania avenue. taken to hospit
, pentagon, and shanksville memorial while president obama and candidate, mitt romney, offered reflections on this day. danielle nottingham is in arlington. >> reporter: derek, if you look up to the sky, many are saying it reminds them of eleven years ago, another bright, sunny, clear morning and day as the nation pays tribute to the victims, first responders, and america's military. bells and silence mark the moments when hijacked planes hit the world trade center. >> brian thomas. >> those who lost loved ones gathered at the 9/11 memorial in lower manhattan to read the names of nearly 3,000 victims. in washington, president obama started the day with a moment of silence on the white house lawn. he and the first lady layed a wreath at the pentagon where 184 people were killed. >> no matter how many times we come together on this hallowed ground, know this. that you will never be alone. your loved ones will never be forgotten. >> the flag marks where flight 77 slammed into the pentagon. less than a half hour later, passengers helped bring down a plane bound for the white house or the
. president obama, along with first lady michelle obama bowing their heads in prayer mourning all those who perished. many of those, relatives of the victims. just as in years past they read their loved ones' names aloud. >> i wish you could see how big dunn and phillip are now. that my uncle martin michael worely, we miss you. >> it was a day like this one, a clear blue sky, but a sky that would soon be filled with clouds of smoke and prayers of a nation shaken to its core. >> reporter: and in pennsylvania, vice president joe biden laying a wreath to those who died. the worst terror attack in u.s. history on the minds of all, general john allen taking the time to reconfirm our commitment. >> 11 years from that day there should be no doubt that our dedication to this commitment remains strong and unshaken. >> reporter: a metal beam from the original towers, the base of a 9/11 monument in jerusalem, joined there by relatives of israeli victims who urged the entire world to never forget. >> let all the souls of the thousands of victims whose names are marked on this memorial in jerusalem be r
of pentagon, barack obama laid wreath to late -- to honor the people who died from flight crashed.t the president says more than a decade after, the country is safer and our people are resilient. you never be alone. your loved ones will never be forgotten. they will endure in the hearts nation because, through sacrifice, they helped us america we are today that a sitting outside the these two talked-about terror attacks. ehey hope not to forget th importance of that day. >> it shocked all us. to hold onto that and hold on to the feelings and emotions of that time. morning,hout the to the hillle came pentagon ande and stop and stare across at the pentagon. the president went to arlington cemetery after leaving here and he is expected to visit walter reed later this afternoon. we will have more on that throughout the day. we will honor some four-legged hero is. the bureau alcohol tobacco and firearms graduates is 100 class explosion detective dogs. they keep us safe and tonight at inside training on these canines. ofday is the sentencing five men convicted of one of crimes inest was
to launch any mission president obama might order. the president won't say whether he's considering military action in libya, but he is vowing justice for the attack. >> what we have to do now is to do a full investigation, find out the facts, find out who perpetrated these terrible acts, and bring them to justice. >> egypt's president is vowing not to allow what happened in libya to happen in his country. you are looking live now at pictures coming out of cairo, egypt. this is a lot of activity going on there right now. protesters gathering outside the u.s. embassy. the president there, mohamed morsi, says the egyptian people reject unlawful acts like the attack that happened on the consulate in benghazi. the state department warning american embassy workers around the globe, especially in the middle east as you see on this map here, to be on alert in the wake of a deadly attack in libya. that includes embassies marked here, kuwait, sudan, tunisia. >> the attack in libya is leading to vigils and memorial services around the world. one took place last night outside the white house. the man w
, and a evere more united than before. >> president obama also visited arlington national cemetery, killed in the afghanistan and iraq. >> in addition to all of these festivities, the nation the attack that our nation course of and the world. >> john roberts crews. >> at ground zero, the families of those killed read the names of loved ones. in years past all local and national politicians took part the readings. also in new york, moments of silence were held at the exact the planes went into the tigers -- into the towers. in shanksville, the vice president spoke. he took part in a wreath-laying those on flight 93. those passengers fought back t hijackers before crashing into a field. >> former president bill clinton remembers the lives lost on the campaign trail. tonight, where urged americans to remember by being a good citizen and registering to vote. the first ofnt was having inlinton was support of president obama. the first lady and gop nominee mitt are both planning to campaign in virginia this week. mrs. obama will headline rallies richmond and the university fredericksburg this th
at the national cathedral. president obama and the first lady will attend a ceremony at the pentagon. more on that coming up in the next half-hour. >> a house hearing on operations fast and furious that was set for today has been rescheduled for september 19. but justice department inspector general will discuss the botched begun operation -- gun operation. in june a house panel voted to hold attorney general eric holder in contempt for not turning over the documents it wanted. >> investigators and family members appealing for help in solving the murder of a prince george's county honor student. amber stanley's mother and hundred the people attended a community meeting in upper marlboro last night. the 17-year-old was shot to death and her kettering home three weeks ago. police have little to share about the murder, which has traumatized the community. >> we need the community to pull together and get this person or persons who did this horrendous murder that killed my good baby. >> police are looking at numerous possibilities in this case. they don't believe amber stanley's killing was ra
handelsman has more from charlotte. >> reporter: on his way to the convention, president obama went to norfolk, a huge rally. he did not mention today's bad economic news. factory activity down for a third straight month. construction spend iing way dow this july. >> on thursday night i will offer what i believe is a better path forward. a path that will create good jobs. >> reporter: an obama goal in charlotte is to get key voter groups he needs refired up and ready to go. in last month's nbc news poll, just 52% of young voters, only 49% of latinos, said they're enthusiastic about the election. 20 points lower than last time. democrats hope michelle obama can help tonight in her prime time speech urging a big turnout. >> it's all responsibility at whatever age to exercise the rights that people before us fought so hard for us to have. >> so i'm going to be at home and i'm going to be watching it with our girls. and i am going to try not to let them see their daddy cry. because when michelle starts talking, i -- i start getting all misty. >> reporter: mitt romney's running mate, pau
obama took the stage. >> we must work like never before and we must once again come together. >> making an emotional case for her husband to lead the nation for four more years. fox 5 morning news continues right now. ght now. >>> good morning to you. welcome to fox 5 morning news. it is wednesday, the 5th day of september. we are inching closer and closer to care's -- to sarah's favorite time of the year. >> it is i big day here on fox 5 morning news. take a look. this is a live picture from the howard university college of medicine where, in a short time, a thousand d.c. residents will be getting free physicals thanks to dr. oz. now, we do want to point out all of today's participants are preregistered. so the physicals will be given only to those who already signed up. we'll be live at howard all morning long and we'll check in with holly morris in just a few minutes to see how things are going on down there. we a the live picture a little bit ago and it looks kind of eerie rie e ar. >> is it a little darker now. >> i know what you're trueing to ask. >> we'll show you we've got a fe
visiting the disaster area in louisiana. mitt romney toured the damage on friday. president obama is scheduled to be there on monday. but neither is slowing their campaign down, as governor romney tries to capitalize on his convention momentum. but there's new questions this morning about that bizarre clint eastwood speech. it's "your voice, your vote." and reena ninan leads off our coverage. hi, reena. >> reporter: good morning. 66 days before the election began, team romney wasted no time. going straight to battleground states, convincing voters why there needs to be new leadership in the white house. >> governor mitt romney. >> reporter: just hours after leaving tampa, mitt romney and paul ryan hit the trail hard, driving their convention messages home. >> i want to make sure that every person in this country that wants a job can find one. >> reporter: romney, remaining positive, pushing his economic agenda. >> time to give someone new a chance. hold us accountable. >> what a great convention, huh? >> reporter: ryan, who took on president obama in his primetime speech, continue
the attacks at the pentagon, new york and pennsylvania, president obama remembers those lost and ensures the world our country is safer and our people are resilient. welcome, i'm barbara harrison. >> i'm keith russell. it's september 11, 2012. with the ringing of the bell and a bugler playing "taps," president barack obama, first lady michelle obama and white house staffers observed a moment of silence for those who lost their lives 11 years ago. just one of many happening today. news 4s megan mcgrath live on the pentagon where another ceremony wrapped up. hey, megan. >> reporter: that's right. the ceremony just wrapped up here. many family members moved over to the victims memorial, which is closed to the general public, reserved for the family members to have a quiet moment this afternoon to reflect. the ♪ itself was short. only a few people spoke, including president barack obama. that was done on purpose. there was an effort here to keep this event low key and to limit the attendance to those who lost loved ones in the attack on the pentagon. the sunrises above the pentagon usherin
it will pay 90% of the cost and installation. >>> it is first lady michelle obama's big night at the democratic national convention in charlotte, north carolina. on this first night of business she's joined by a group of big names from our area. fox 5's tom fitzgerald is following it all, maryland and virginia sharing some of that spotlight tonight. >> you look at this schedule. this stands to be the most maryland and virginia centric night of the democratic convention. in addition to the first lady maryland governor martin o'malley, house minority leader steny hoyer and former virginia governor tim kaine have all addressed the crowd and o'malley is making his second appearance now. their messages all echo each other. in their words the country is making progress and from their perspective this onvention is important to returning barack obama to the white house. >> while we've made progress we still have a long way to go and we'll only get there if we elect leaders who put results over ideology. i support president obama because he's that kind of a leader. >> in these times of
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of the island. >>> president barack obama's numbers are looking up on two fronts this morning. his campaign says it raised more than mitt romney did in the month of august. a total of $114 million. compared to mitt romney's $111 million. more than half of that came from 1.1 million people who donated an average of $58 each. and the latest gallup daily tracking poll shows a post-convention bounce for the president. he leads mitt romney 49% to 44%. that is up one percentage point from before the democratic national convention. >>> president obama's thoughts and prayers are with the family of a florida police officer who died in a crash during a presidential motorcade. jupiter police officer bruce st. laurent was killed when a pickup truck hit his motorcycle on i-95 in west palm beach. office st. laurent was a 20-year veteran who spent 18 of those years on the motorcycle patrol. that accident is being investigated as vehicular homicide. >>> it's too soon to tell whether tulane football player devon walker will be permanently paralyzed. he's in intensive care in an oklahoma hospital after doctors st
husband, 51 years. >>> see you back here at 9:00. >>> good morning. the race is on. president obama and mitt romney criss-crossing the nation over the holiday weekend. the republican challenger touching down in storm-ravaged louisiana, the president headed there next. will it help them sway the undecideds? >>> health scare. officials saying that some 10,000 people who stayed in tent cabins at yosemite national park this summer may be at risk for contracting a deadly virus. >>> and eastwooding. fresh off his performance at the republican convention, movie icon clint eastwood has inspired a new phenomenon, and it's a big hit online today, saturday, september 1st, 2012. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> good morning, everyone. welcome to "today" on a saturday morning. i'm lester holt. >> and i'm jenna wolfe. and empty chairs across the country have never been so happy before, ever. i mean, empty chairs everywhere are finally getting their time in the spotlight wait until the chair says something. you know who else was almost sitting next to an empty chair? >> here we go
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